PLO Secretary General, Saeb Erekat, dies of COVID-19

PNN/ Ramallah/

Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee and Chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, passed away today, at the age of 65, after his health deteriorated due to the Coronavirus.

Erekat’s family confirmed his death, noting that he was being treated in a hospital inside the occupied territories, after the deterioration of his respiratory system.

Erekat was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital last month after several days of being treated by his daughter at his home in Jericho.

It is noteworthy that Erekat performed a lung transplant in the United States of America 3 years ago, where he was suffering from lung damage.

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